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In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers. more
Bob Shiley climbs into his Cessna 172, a white four-door plane that sits in a hangar at Centennial Airport. He clicks on an iPad that sits in the middle of the steering wheel and pulls up an intricate map of the sky. “It keeps you young trying … more
Students enter the classroom to the strains of music, toned-down versions of The Beatles and Jim Croce playing softly to begin the day. One song repeats, a signal for the students to gather on the carpet in the center of the room. Teacher Patrick … more
Protectors of the Pike National Forest get a financial boost each year from Douglas County, and that help came again Feb. 14 with a $100,000 donation of federal funds to five rural fire districts serving the national park in Douglas County. “We … more
Douglas County commissioners appointed themselves as the three-member county board of adjustment Feb. 14. No one from the public commented on the agenda item, nor did commissioners offer statements before the vote. “Our board is ultimately … more
Amid dry conditions this winter, Sheriff Tony Spurlock has declared a Stage 1 fire ban for the unincorporated areas of Douglas County — including Highlands Ranch — prohibiting open burning of any kind and the use of fireworks. A violation of … more
The south metro suburbs may not spring to mind when one thinks of Mardi Gras, but downtown Littleton celebrated the beginning of Lent a little early. Bars and restaurants around town hosted blues bands and served Louisiana-style food and drink on … more
Members of the military who are trying to transition into the civilian workforce received free suits and business attire at an event in Lone Tree last week. The clothing was collected by the Farmers Insurance Suits for Soldiers national campaign … more
A fifth-grader who was found dead in Highlands Ranch in late January had been shot multiple times, and her mother died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Douglas County Coroner's Office. The death of Emma Benavides, 10, … more
Young men and women stepped out of limousines, walked the red carpet, ate a catered dinner and danced the night away at the Night to Shine prom at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Centennial. “This is my first prom,” said Nora Jacobs, … more
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